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Gear geek alert! The Pa’lante V2 Pack

Gear geek alert! The Pa’lante V2 Pack

Hey gang, I'm back from a little winter hiatus. The holidays can be a bit of a hassle, trying to balance, work, travel and shopping but Trail Mix is rolling along again so let's get after it. Sooooooo, a Christmas present to myself just showed up at the house this...

My favorite hiking Instagrammers

My favorite hiking Instagrammers

There are certain things we all take into the woods when we go for a hike. Water, check. Backpack, check. First-Aid, check. Phone, oh heck yeah! How will people know we went out and did cool stuff if we didn't have our phones for some photos and our social media feeds...

Backpacking gifts for under $30 that don’t suck

Backpacking gifts for under $30 that don’t suck

So someone you love is a backpacker, huh? First, you have my condolences. Speaking from experience, they can be a picky bunch. But now you want to come up with a great gift to maybe help them enjoy their hikes a little more. Good news! I'm going to give you five...

What sleeping pad should you use?

What sleeping pad should you use?

Hey friends, With the recent snow, I'm probably packing it in for the rest of the year on overnight hikes so I was starting to store some gear for the winter and figured I'd do a quick review of some pieces as I put them away. So, let's take a look at maybe the least...

Glen Onoko Falls: It’s worth it

Glen Onoko Falls: It’s worth it

Hey hikers! When I think of iconic Northeastern Pennsylvania hikes there are a few that come to mind. Ricketts Glen is certainly one, with its Falls Trail. The Appalachian Trail in the Delaware Water Gap (although not technically NEPA) is another. And Glen Onoko Falls...

TRAIL MIX: Would you pay to hike?

TRAIL MIX: Would you pay to hike?

Hey gang, This is a fascinating read and maybe something to watch. Wyoming is considering charging a fee to hike. Their reasons are legit. This is a quick excerpt from a story in Backpacker Magazine, and I'll put the link to it below. “We don’t have enough miles to...

Gear review: Altra Superior 3.5 trail runners

Gear review: Altra Superior 3.5 trail runners

It was cold, windy and rainy when I got up Saturday morning, looking for something to do. I could clean. Yeah, right. I could just watch a little TV. Meh. Alright it's crappy outside, but I got a shiny brand new pair of trail runners I've been dying to check out so I...

Chad Sebring

About Me

Chad is the news editor at The Times-Tribune. He has been a journalist for roughly 20 years, making the all-too-common jump from beer truck driver to journalist in the mid-90s.